This year marks the 114th annual World Series. This year’s Fall Classic will be played between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers; with the series starting Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 in Boston, MA.
This is only the 2nd all-time meeting between the two in the World Series. The previous matchup was played in 1916, where the Red Sox won the series 4 – 1.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts were actually teammates on the Dodgers during the 2002, 2003, and 2004 seasons. And although they did not play together on the Red Sox, both won a World Series championship with Boston (Roberts in 2004 and Cora in 2007). Interestingly enough, this is the first World Series to feature two managers born outside the contiguous United States, as Cora was born in Puerto Rico and Roberts in Japan.
This will definitely be a World Series to watch with both teams being powerhouses in their respective leagues this past year. Although it pains me to say it as a Yankee fan, I see the Red Sox easily pulling away and winning this year in 5 games with Andrew Benintendi winning the MVP honors.
Winner: Boston Red Sox (4 games – 1 game)
MVP: Andrew Benintendi (Boston Red Sox)
Game 1: October 23rd | (4) Los Angeles Dodgers @ Boston Red Sox (8)| Fenway Park | 8:09pm EDT | FOX | Clayton Kershaw vs. Chris Sale | W: Matt Barnes L: Clayton Kershaw
Game 2: October 24th | (2) Los Angeles Dodgers @ Boston Red Sox (4)| Fenway Park | 8:09pm EDT | FOX | Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. David Price | W: David Price L: Hyun-Jin Ryu S: Craig Kimbrel
Game 3: October 26th | (2) Boston Red Sox @ Los Angeles Dodgers (3)| Dodger Stadium | 8:09pm EDT | FOX | Rick Porcello vs. Walker Buhler | F/18 W: Alex Wood L: Nathan Eovaldi
Game 4: October 27th | (9) Boston Red Sox @ Los Angeles Dodgers (6)| Dodger Stadium | 8:09pm EDT | FOX | Eduardo Rodriguez vs. Rich Hill | W: Joe Kelly L: Dylan Floro
Game 5: October 28th | Boston Red Sox @ Los Angeles Dodgers | Dodger Stadium | 8:15pm EDT | FOX | David Price vs. Clayton Kershaw
*Game 6: October 30th | Los Angeles Dodgers @ Boston Red Sox | Fenway Park | 8:09pm EDT | FOX | TBD vs. Chris Sale
*Game 7: October 31st | Los Angeles Dodgers @ Boston Red Sox | Fenway Park | 8:09pm EDT | FOX | TBD vs. TBD
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